Sat, 24 Oct


Zoom Event

Love Arts Music

Musicians across the city unite around mental health. Live at The Pack Horse and on Zoom!

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Love Arts Music

Time & Location

24 Oct 2020, 15:30 – 20:30

Zoom Event

About the event

Love Arts & Cloth Cat are working together to bring you a selection of the best musicians in Leeds, all of them with a connection to mental health.

The gig will be live streamed from the Pack Horse via Zoom. Free online tickets are available now. If you'd like to be at the gig in real life, tickets for this will be available to reserve soon.

Cloth Cat have been working Arts & Minds to provide music in mental health inpatient services; some of the artists who have done this will be appearing at this gig and will talk about their own experiences. Other musicians will be appearing from different projects in the city.

Join us for an act or two - or for the whole event. It's up to you!

Acts confirmed (click on each for a link to more information):

Tessa Smith 3.30pm

As a musician, band leader, choir leader and singing teacher, Tessa brings enjoyment and positivity to everything she does. Through her bands, she plays pre WW2 vintage swing and jazz. Her performances supporting people in care around Leeds have gone down a storm

Sian Ashby 4pm

Sian will be playing a range of songs from some popular sing along guitar songs like Johnny Cash to some instrumental jazz and gypsy music from Eastern Europe.

Dave Lynch 4.30pm

Dave is a solo acoustic guitarist mixing fingerstyle and fret tapping techniques to craft emotive songs. He also has deep seated roots within the mental health field whether that was as part of the Highroyd's Memorial Garden group, the joint organiser of the Instrumental night or his new role at Advonet.

Alice Nicholls 5pm

Downtuned guitars; untuned pianos; many, many (many) strings; unapologetically real lyrics; everything under the acoustic umbrella.

Ben Buddy Slack 5.30pm

Lead singer and guitarist with The Blind Dead McJones Band plays solo with a set of blues rock. He's also been really busy with The Swan Song Proect, supporting people through music as part of their end of life care. 

Kell Boyle 6pm

The all round amazing and creative Kell Boyle will be swooning us with their emotive rockish landscapes, using a selection of guitar pedals, that wouldn't feel out of place on a 4AD record!

Steve Travers 6.30pm

As part of the trio Hatchet, Pike & Gun, Steve plays an eclectic mix of Celtic folk music and jazz but he's also able to play some classic covers. He's been entertaining patients for Cloth Cat over the last few months at mental health units around Leeds. 

Nicky Bray 7pm

Creative, interactive and very funny, Nicky seems to have more fingers in pies than most within the Leeds music scene. She will keep you entertained with her wit-filled songs but you just have to keep listening for fear of missing something! She's also working for Bringing It All Back Home, a music and wellbeing project based at Old Chapel Studios in Holbeck.

Lisa Marie Glover 7.30pm

Lisa's beautiful voice and laid-back style make her a pleasure to listen to. She's a great storyteller which brings he songs to life and include songs about curious things such as cats and spiders!

Lewis Pugh 8pm

Lewis Burner is influenced by everything from bluegrass and country through to punk and rock n roll. In 2018, Lewis released “Dog Songs”, an album featuring themes of recovery from depression and the tragedy of the Bradford Stadium fire.





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